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Jul 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in the capital and the u.s. defense secretary says syria is spinning out of control. it was a bomb planted inside the daily meeting of president bashar al-assad's security chiefs. three are known dead including defense ministerdaoud raja, the president's brother-in-law and the feared former head of the military intelligence and hassan turk manny, a former defense minister. others were wounded, most importantly the head of the dictatorship's secret police. syria does not often allow journalists into the country but we have reports tonight from two correspondents who have worked there extensively. elizabeth palmer reporting in london. >> reporter: after a year and a half of slowly escalating conflict, today's bombing is the first time the syrian regime has suffered a truly crushing blow. a funeral for an opposition activists turned to celebration when more is learned the defense minister is dead. across the country in this savage civil war activists celebrated today's bombing because it struck at a hated elite inside the syrian regime. the dead men were like everyone else in the room. >> mastermind
CBS
Jul 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of the storms occur nowadays, all of the weather that occurs nowadays is simply different than it used to be 30 or more years ago because of climate change. >> reporter: not all scientists agree, climate change skeptics argue too much is being read into short-term data and that extreme weather events usually even out over time and don't turn into major trends. but a large majority of climate scientists say climate change is real and, scott, if they're right that means the extreme weather is only going to get worse. >> pelley: chip, thank you. as chip said, the heat is not helping with the wildfires in the west. 45 are burning tonight. tanker planes were cleared to fly again today. they had been grounded far day after an air force tanker crashed, killing four. the number of these firefighting planes is dwindling, and we asked rick sallinger of cbs station kcnc to show us why. >> you don't get much better than that. >> reporter: the specially designed c-130s can cover a quarter mile with 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant. colonel paul hargrove is with the california air national guard. >
CBS
Jul 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
crime in chicago is down, and so is crime nationally. the police here tell us that july is the worst month for murders, saturday the worst day, 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the worst hour. today the mayor announced a new attack on gangs and we'll have our interview with the mayor in just a moment. but we'll start with this last weekend. 17 new shootings, and dean reynolds was at the hospital to meet them. >> reporter: at the cook county trauma unit in chicago's strojer hospital, one ambulance after another delivers victims of the gang violence that just won't stop. >> we'll be doing a whole bunch to you right now. >> reporter: this unit treats about 1,500 gunshots and stabbings a year. >> stop that! >> reporter: in the first six months of this year, chicago had 22% more murders than new york, a city with five and a half million more people. >> we have to assume the worst case. >> reporter: in the midst of the mayhem is dr. fred starr, who was in charge of the unit this weekend. >> i've seen more people probably this year who have been caught in the cross fire or caught a stray bullet and
CBS
Jul 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
said that that's something that only the chief justice will know and when he decides to tell us-- if he decides to tell us-- could be some time way in the future. >> glor: jan crawford from new hampshire tonight. jan, thank you. we will have more of jan's interview with mitt and anne romney tomorrow an cbs "this morning." this week, the summer driving season moves into high gear and americans are paying a lot less at the pump. the price of gas is now $3.34 a gallon-- down 60 cents in almost three months. michelle miller examines whether that trend will continue. >> as you can see the size of the fuel tanks... >> reporter: when we visited trucking fleet owner andy anastasio in connecticut last march, his big rigs were guzzling almost $1,400 worth of diesel every time he filled a tank. not anymore. what's your fuel cost today? >> to fill up the truck, about $1,000. >> reporter: that's a savings of $5,000 every week. you don't sound particularly excited. >> well, we're cautiously optimistic. we'd like to see fuel back down to $2 a gallon where it was only a couple years ago. >> reporter: b
CBS
Jul 18, 2012 6:30pm EDT
was invited to his party as mandela turned 94 today. 11 years after 9/11 some u.s. flight schools still don't check the backgrounds of foreign students. bob orr has our story. and taking on a mountain without his legs. spencer west's incredible journey to the top and the message he brought back. >> here's the path. you can overcome it ux too. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, an audacious assassination has blown apart the inner circle of family and enforces that has kept the syrian dictatorship in power during a 17-month rebellion. this evening there are street battles in the capital and the u.s. defense secretary says syria is spinning out of control. it was a bomb planted inside the daily meeting of president bashar al-assad's security chiefs. three are known dead including defense ministerdaoud raja, the president's brother-in-law and the feared former head of the military intelligence and hassan turk manny, a former defense minister. others were wounded, most importantly the head of the dictatorship's secret police. sy
CBS
Jul 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
holmes was being treated by a university psychiatrist. anna werner is in colorado. the u.s. economy slows sharply, raising the risk of a new recession. rebecca jarvis has the latest numbers. the olympics get off to a ringing start, and mitt romney get caught up in it, in the traffic, that is. mark phillips is in london. and request "on the road" with a champion broadcaster. >> here's one. >> pelley: steve hartman with the sound and the story. >> reporter: you reported on 9/11. >> yes. >> reporter: pearl harbor. >> yes. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. most everyone who saw james holmes in court on monday wondered about his mental state or whether he was medicated. he looked like he didn't know he was there. he wasn't following the conversation, and when the judge asked hem a question, holmes' lawyer jumped in before he could speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding
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Jul 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. they told us alex is in a better place, but they said pray for the family and friends he left behind. eachried to reach dr. fenton today but were unsuccessful to get any comment from her. the university said it can't comment because of the ongoing gag order. scott. no pelley: anne we know dr. fenton's a psychiatrist, but ses she have a specialty? it reporter: the university won't say, scott, whether she has a specialty, but we do know she's been given grants in the past to study schizophrenia. >> pelley: 11 of the wounded are still in the hospital tonight. five of them are in critical condition. now to the economy. we learned today that it is slowing down. the government reported a weak growth rate in the second quarter of just 1.5%. that is down from 2% in the first quarter. tterss one reason it matters-- in the first quarter, the economy was creating, on verage, 226,000 jobs a month, but by spring, that had plunged to 75,000 jobs a month, and that hsn't nearly enough to bring down the unemployment rate. what's gone wrong? rebecca jarvis says, have a look at spending by consumers. >
CBS
Jul 31, 2012 7:00pm EDT
told us today he is looking for some light at the end of this tunnel. >> july sales definitely are down about 10 or 15%. >> reporter: jeff pape sells athletic gear online and from his 5500 square foot store in elmhurst, illinois. >> what we see is that people aren't spending as muchs that a used to, people that might have spent 150 or $200 on stuff are now back to 60 or $70. >> reporter: to pape there's no mystery why. >> people that had jobs that were making 100,000 or $s 50,000 are now making 40 or $50,000 and that has to affect their spending. >> reporter: that affects and his work force, now down to two from four. have you had to cut back on the things that you purchased for your store? the inventory? >> definitely we're working with our vendors to try and keep our costs as low as we can. >> reporter: you can see that ripple effect across the country. shopping centers reported just a 1.8% growth in sales over the last year. barely ahead of the inflation rate of 1.7%. suggesting the consumer mood at least remains in recession. >> they're definitely hearing all the news and all the po
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. clarissa ward slips into forbidden territory to link up with the syrian rebels as u.s. warns of a massacre. and john blackstone on baby hugo's first visit with his dad whufs wounded in the colorado shooting. >> he cried a little bit which we were hoping for because we uponned kaleib to hear him cry. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. mitt romney was hoping his big, overseas trip to britain, israel, and poland would get plenty of attention, and it is, for all the wrong reasons. the trip was designed to establish his foreign policy credentials, but instead, on his very first stop, he found himself trying to dig out of a diplomatic blunder. in london, he offended the british over their handling of the olympics. chief political correspondent jan crawford is with the republican presidential candidate. jan, fill us in. >> reporter: well, scott, that blunder happened yesterday in an interview with nbc news when romney talked about problems in the run-up to london's olympics. >olympics. >> there were a few things that were disconc
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is with the republican presidential candidate. jan, fill us in. >> reporter: well, scott, that blunder happened yesterday in an interview with nbc news when romney talked about problems in the run-up to london's olympics. olympics. >> there were a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials. that, only, is not something which is encouraging. >> reporter: romney's remarks became a full-blown controversy this morning when prime minister david cameron, asked about disruptions in london's subway service, defended the game's organizers. >> we are holding an olympic games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world, and of course it's easier if you hold an olympic games in the middle of nowhere. but, you know, i visited burma recently, and they have six main highways and no cars on them. this is a busy, bustling city, so inevitably you're going to have challenges. >> reporter: cameron was making the point it would be easier to run an olympics in a less- conges
CBS
Jul 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
% of the continental u.s. that's the highest in at least 12 years. president obama set out today on a two-day campaign bus tour that will take him from ohio to western pennsylvania. two battleground states that will decide which way the election goesment we have two campaign 2012 reports tonight. first norah o'donnell with the president, norah? >> reporter: anthony, we're here in northern ohio which is part of america's rust belt, where the president is trying to make the case that it's his policies that have saved jobsment but you also get the sense that he's here in order to make sure that low voter enthusiasm doesn't cost him a second term. >> i'm betting you're not going to lose interest. i'm betting you're to the going to lose heart. >> reporter: traveling in a bulletproof bus nick named ground force one, the president is visiting the heavily populated communities of northern ohio. because these are all areas which voted democratic in 2008. and he will need that same strong voter turnout to win the state again. this is a region dependent on auto manufacturing. the president visited a nearby chrys
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 5:30pm PDT
:05 a.m. special premier. law enforcement sources tell us holmes dyed his hair like batman's foe, the joker. >> i was in the second row. porteporter: shortly after the vivie began, corbin date saw someone get up and leave through an emergency exit. >> i noticed a guy who was sitting to the far right went out to the emergency exit, which is unusual. >> reporter: parked outside the door was holmes' car. inside, an arsenal. he put on a helmet, bullet-proof vest, leg protection and armed himself. >> an a.r.-15 assault rifle, a remington 870 shotgun, 12 gauge shotgun, and a .40 caliber glock handgun. >> reporter: aurora police chief dan oates. >> i imagine i will be asked how many rounds were fired. my answer is: we have no capability right now of calculating that number. there were many, many rounds fired. or reporter: at roughly 12:30, the suspect reentered theater nine through the emergency exit door to the right of the movie screen. he lobbed one or two canisters that exploded in the audience and emitted smoke or gas. >> the door swings wide open, the emergency exit door, somebody
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 6:30pm EDT
around. >> he kept shooting at anybody and everybody. >> pelley: tonight, the biggest mass shooting in u.s. history. >> there were children that he was shooting. there were moms that he was shooting. >> pelley: a gunman opens fire at a crowded colorado movie theater. >> he was wearing a ballistics helmet, a tactical ballistic vest. >> pelley: more than 70 people were shot, leaving a nation in shock. >> we have to embrace them and let them know we will be there for them as a nation. >> pelley: police search the suspect's booby trapped apartment for evidence of a crime beyond comprehension. >> i don't ever want to see something like that again. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the theater behind me was packed early this morning with people who had come to experience a big fantasy. but it was soon interrupted by a real-life plot so diabolical few could have imagined it. just a short time ago, authorities began removing the bodies of those killed in the massacre as the investigation continues. people have been coming here al
CBS
Jul 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to interrogations. for example, all officers will get 40 hours of training on the use of force and 24 hours on searches and arrests. officers will be barred from oopping or arresting people on the basis of their race, sex or sexual orientation. cameras will be installed in patrol cars. interrogations will be videotaped, and threats of violence during interrogations, once standard practice, will be prohibited. all this began two years ago when new orleans' mayor mitch landrieu concluded his police ntpartment was out of control. skede asked the justice department for help. >> the citizens of new orleans deserve a police department that protects, that serves, and partners with the community to keep our city safe. >> reporter: after a ten month investigation the department found that officers in the new orleans police department routinely use unnecessary and unreasonable force. officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths are advestigated inadequately or not at all. training is severely deficient. the report also found that officers routinely engage in race and sex discrimination during one
CBS
Jul 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
that it might get us quicker service but it hasn't happened yet. so we're just trapped. >> we came over here to garfield... >> reporter: tom graham is the regional president for the power company. does it seem like too much to expect in the 21st century that when a storm comes through it doesn't create chaos in the nation's capital? >> well, trees come down and destroy the infrastructure, is exactly what's going to happen. you have to look at this as a catastrophic event. >> reporter: the bailes say the catastrophe has brought out the best in neighbors for pulling together to help each other. >> we have met more neighborhoods this past week than we have met in the eight years we've been here. >> reporter: it'll be friday before lights come back on for most of the customers. the company says they normally have about 200 workers in the field, right now it says they have excess in of 2,000 many contract workers from other states and utilities working around-the-clock shifts. scott? >> pelley: thanks, sharyl. now we have some rare insight this evening into how the supreme court reached its decis
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 6:30pm EDT
got our first look today at the man accused of the worsz mass shooting in u.s. history-- the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado. 24-year-old james holmes made his first court appearance, but from the looks of him, it wasn't entirely clear that he knew he was there. sitting next to one of his attorneys, his orange hair made him look like a character from the batman movies. as the judge spoke, holmes didn't seem to make eye contact. in fact, he didn't seem to follow the conversation at all. we have a team of correspondents covering this story. barry petersen was in the courtroom with holmes and, barry how did he seem in person? >> reporter: well, i have to say scott, it was really sort of eerie to be there. he seemed so unvovled. it was almost chilling, because we're talking about the fate of his life. frankly, i had a hard time taking my eyes off of him. you keep staring at that face, looking for some clue as to why this happened. he, on the other hand, seemed uninterested and when he was offered a chance to speak he turned it down. >> mr. holmes, do you have any questions a
CBS
Jul 16, 2012 5:30pm PDT
not just us but affects property owners. >> reporter: this summer, 80% of the u.s. is abnormally dry. grazing pastures are barren and brown across the nation's mid- section. the national weather service estimates nearly a third of the midwest corn crop is in poor condition. today, illinois governor pat quinn asked for federal disaster relief for 33 drought-stricken counties. >> we've never seen a drought like this. you can see firsthand how depleted, how serious this matter is, this drought. >> reporter: the prolonged drought may be a result of back- to-back occurrences of the weather phenomenon called la nina. la nina happens when an area of the pacific ocean is cooler than normal. it redirects the jet stream farther north causing major storms to bypass the south. economic losses around lake travis are closing in on $2 million. both launches are shut down and jones town mayor dean armstrong says the location of the city's main park is no longer so choice. >> it's been right on the water. >> reporter: and now where is it? >> there's no water. period. nothing. >> reporter: to get an i
CBS
Jul 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, this was not unexpected. as we reported, u.s. postal inspectors have been searching through the mailboxes near the suspect's home looking for letters or packages james holmes might have sent out. they didn't find any, but now we know that's because the package had already been sent even before the shooting. on monday afternoon, investigators scoured the mail room at the university of colorado and found what they've been searching for-- a piece of mail from the alleged shooter, james holmes. but before opening it, the sheriff's bomb squad handled it with a robot and took an x-ray just in case there were explosives inside. sources say the letter was from a pent-up holmes to one of his professors. in it he talked about shooting people and even included crude drawings of a gunman and his victims. the letter arrived days before friday's shooting but had not been processed out of the mail room. former f.b.i. senior profiler mary ellen o'toole says we may see more letters from the alleged shooter. >> particularly because of the complexity of the case and how much work this person put into these two different cri
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
injured, two counts each because the prosecutors haven't decided which law they will use at trial. some victims and some relatives - re in the courtroom in cntennial, colorado, and so was john blackstone. blhn, what did you see? >> scott, well, james holmes still has orange hair and he looks as if he hasn't shaved todae he was arrested. but in court today he showed no emotion. and he stared up at the ceiling. he often opened his eyes very wide for no apparent reason. but he never made eye contact with the victims or their families who were in the courtroom. >> reporter: this was holmes in court last week, the last time o saw him on camera. this time the judge barred cameras from the courtroom. some of those still healing from wounds suffered in the theater shooting came to the court to see him formally charged. ali garbi, whose 16-year-old son ldffered a head wound, came in search of an answer. >> i want to ask him why he did it. i mean you know, why he did it. >> reporter: but holmes said just one word today. the judge asked if he agreed to waive his right to a preliminary hearing in 3
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
's a strong guy. i'm not used to him... not used to seeing him like that. i don't ever want to see him like that again. >> reporter: but even if caleb fully recovers, what happened at the midnight movie threatens to ruin the couple financially. his family has been told medical bills could total $2 million. long-time friend michael west is trying to raise money. >> caleb, he doesn't have any insurance. soy put together a web site. >> looking forward to being a dad. >> we talk to him, we know he can hear us. we tell him he needs to get better because he needs to be a dad. >> reporter: many are struggling with the emotions raised by this tragedy. 13-year-old kaylan was babysitter for the youngest victim in the shooting, six-year-old veronica moseer sullivan. veronica's mother ashley moser is still in the hospital with wounds to her neck and abdomen. kaylan was in the theater beside them. >> i wanted just... i want it to be a nightmare, a dream, i don't want this to be real. >> reporter: when the shooting stopped kaylan called 911 and tried to give c.p.r. to veronica >> horrifying picturing in
CBS
Jul 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
>> she helped us, and now it's time to help her. ng s captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. weoping cough sounds like a disease from an earlier age but b learn today that we're in the out of an epidemic that may be the worst outbreak in the united states in more than 50 years. today, the centers for disease control said there have been 18,000 cases so far this year. more than double the number by s ti time last year. nine children have died. whooping cough, also known as artussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection in the lungs. where is the outbreak the worst? pnd why is it happening now? here's jon lapook. >> reporter: this clinic in everett, washington, has seen more than 250 cases of whooping cough this year. 20% more than usual, and it's stepping up its immunization. more than 3,000 cases of the eylness have been diagnosed in washington state. that's 13 times what they saw by this time last year. dr. thomas clark is at the forters for disease control. >> that's really on track to be a record since the 194
CBS
Jul 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to correspondent john miller detail cted. reporte u.s. p might sent out.they didn't fint know the pa butf's bomb it ives inside. sources say the a pent-up holmes to of his psors. in it he ta psors. in it he ta people andd crude s. days rooday's shooting butbee procesl former profiler mary ellen says we may see more letters from mary ellen says we may see more letters from >> particularly because of differe crime that put them in that mail room and apparently the lead came indirectly from holmes himself. apparently some time after his arrest he mentioned that a letter had gone to the school from him and that's what they were looking for. >> pelley: john, thanks very much. as you know, holmes is in jail tonight under investigation in the shooting that killed 12 and wounded 43. anna werner is outside that jail in centennial, colorado. anna, what did you find out today? >> reporter: scott, public defender daniel king got his chance to go inside the apartment of his client, james holmes, today, the police where the 24-year-old allegedly plotted last friday's shooting. king and his team were in the a
CBS
Jul 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
reynolds to help us find out. >> almost all of the violence we're seeing now is from the gangs. >> reporter: sergeant matt little leads one of the teams in chicago's gang enforcement unit. there are about 200 such officers in the city versus 100,000 gang members. >> when there's a shooting, we'll respond to the shooting. we'll figure out where we believe the most likely area for retaliation is and we'll work that area trying to both prevent retaliation and possibly build a case against defenders. >> reporter: we road along with little's team as dusk fell on poor neighborhoods of vacant lots and high anxiety. >> the gangs have lost their hierarchy, so to speak. and without a chan of command there's really nobody keeping things in check. >> reporter: and they lost their hierarchy because those guys got killed? went to prison or... >> both. yes. >> reporter: those left are young, reckless, and often terrible shots. instead of a bullet with somebody's name on it, you get a bullet that reads "to whom it may concern." >> reporter: and that's how you get a little girl shot or a three-year-old chil
CBS
Jul 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to determine the true identity of the bomber and the type of explosives he used. witnesses say after leaving the terminal he fell into line with a crowd of israeli tourists getting on the bus and then detonated his bomb. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> this attack was part of a global campaign of terror carried out by iran and hezbollah. we'll continue to fight against the terrorists. and to exact a heavy price from those who support them. >> reporter: if iran is behind this attack, it was not unexpected. iran vowed revenge after the fifth scientist working on its nuclear program was killed. iran accused israel of being behind the string of assassinations. since january there have been a series of plots targeting israelis around the world, all of which failed until this one. >> pelley: scott, the security camera show the bomber walking around the buses for almost an hour, apparently waiting for the maximum number of victims to come within range before detonated his device, john, thank you. on israeli border the syrian civil war is expanding rapidly. we are getting late word thi
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